• Day 01: Kathmandu – Lhasa flight.

    Day 02: Sightseeing of Potala Palace / Barkhor Bazaar / Jokhang Temple

    Day 03: Sightseeing of Drepung and Sera Monasteries

    Day 04: Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse. Kumbum Monastery, Pelkor Stupa.

    Day 05: Drive to Tashilhunpo Monastery. Overnight at Xegar.

    Day 06: Xegar to Rongbuk. Visit Everest Base Camp. Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.

    Day 07: Shigatse to Lhasa.

    Day 08: Departure from Lhasa.

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Lhasa flight.

    • Arrive at Gonggar Airport. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Lhasa. Day for acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 02: Sightseeing of Potala Palace, Barkhor Bazaar and Jokhang Temple

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Potala Palace is the cardinal landmark and a structure of massive proportion. This symbol of Tibet, an architectural gem built in the colossal monastic style of Central Tibet by Gyelwa Ngapa, the fifth Dalai Lama, in the 17th century, stands 300m above the valley atop the hill called Marpo Ri. The thousand rooms in Potala date from 1645 when the fifth Dalai Lama began erecting a palace that would serve as a sacred and administrative center. It served many succeeding Dalai Lamas and as one of Tibet‚s most impressive and enduring monuments.
    • Jokhang Temple is in the heart of old Lhasa, most sacred temples in Tibet established in 7th century by King Songtsen Gempo, the King who brought Buddhism to Tibet.
    • Barkhor Bazaar is the market place where everything is available, also good for people watching. Tibetans spin prayer wheels and shop as they circumambulate. Good for shopping everything from trinkets to tantric ritual objects.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 03: Sightseeing of Drepung and Sera Monasteries

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drepung, one of the world's largest monasteries was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choje a pupil of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa Sect. Drepung literally means “Rice Mountain,” after the famous and very large Danayakataka Stupa in South India where Buddha originally taught the Kalachakra Tantra. Prior to 1959 Drepung ranked as Tibet's largest monastery, sometimes with a population exceeding 10,000 monks. It also served as the residence of the early Dalai Lamas, until the Potala Palace was constructed in 1645. The second and third and the fourth Dalai Lama lived and were entombed here. Suffering only minor damage during the Cultural Revolution Drepung has plenty of historical relics, Buddhist scriptures and arts. We will walk down to Nechung Monastery and drive to Lhasa for lunch.
    • In the afternoon, drive to Sera monastery, the 15th century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls is situated on a mountain slope, few miles north of Lhasa city. This monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is one of the three great monasteries of Tibet, the other two being Drepung & Ganden. Sera was hard hit during the cultural revolution owing to its resident's active participation in the 1959 uprising. The highlight of the visit to Sera would be to witness the monks debating out in the courtyard.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse, via Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse. Visit Kumbum Monastery and Pelkor Stupa

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will drive about 8 hours to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. We will go via Yamdrok Lake (alt. 4400 mtrs.), the largest fresh lake in the northern side of the mountains. It spreads about 675 sq. mtr from south to north. You can see fertile pastures full of yaks and sheep, and some small Tibetan villages along the lakeshore. While on the road, you can also see Karo La Glacier (alt. 5045m.) on the rights side.
    • Continue the drive to Gyantse; visit Kumbum Monastery, 35 meters high with 76 small rooms. Each room contains different statue of Buddha with wall frescos. Pelkor Stupa (altitude: 4,040m). The monks and tradition of three important sects of Tibetan Buddhism - Sakyapa, Zhalupa and Gelukpa, peacefully coexist in this monastery.
    • Drive about 3 hours to arrive at your hotel in Shigatse. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 05: Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. Drive to Xegar.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery on the way to Xegar.
    • Tashilhunpo Monastery is the residence of the Panchen Lama, second only in importance to the Dalai Lama. Located on the south slope of the Nyimari hill in the west of the city of Xigatse, the Tashilhunpo Monastery, known as one of the six major monasteries of  the Gelug Sect, was originally built in 1447. It is the largest monastery in the Tsang area of 300000-sq.m. Tsongkhapa's 8th disciple, Gendun Drupa,the 1st Dalai Lama, built it with the financial aid from the Pakdru regime. Its numeroushalls contain a 21.6-meter wooden statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha and elaborate, jewel encrusted reliquary chorten. The monastery was expanded and renovated by the 4th, 5th and 6th Panchens. Thereafter, the Tashilunpo Monastery stands at an impressive scale today and becomes the residence for each successive Panchen Lama. 
    • Arrive at Xegar. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 06: Xegar to Rongbuk (4920 mtr.). Drive back to Shigatse

    • Breakfast in the hotel. You are reaching your final destination (Rongbuk, Basecamp of Mount Everest) today via Pangla pass. Rongbuk, where the highest Monastery in the world is established, lies some 8 km from Everest Base Camp. There are magnificent views up the
    • Valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu. Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 07: Shigatse to Lhasa

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Lhasa from Shigatse. Transfer to the hotel in Lhasa. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 08: Departure.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Gonggar airport for flight to onward flight.